When Jessica and Tommy reached out to ask about taking the wedding portraits they had missed out on during their intimate pandemic wedding, I couldn’t have been more excited. They wanted to have their wedding photos taken at Kimberly Crest House and Gardens, a historic estate built in 1897.
The home was modeled after a Victorian French Chateau, and was donated to the city of Redlands in 1979 by Mary Kimberly Shirk. It is a California gem, and such a beautiful location for photos. The Kimberly Crest home usually hosts weddings and events throughout the year, but when the pandemic hit, they kept their garden open for private reservations and photos sessions, and an occasional picnic for a families and couples who needed a change of scenery and wanted to enjoy the beauty of the Kimberly Crest Gardens for a few hours.
Jessica and Tommy (and Jessica’s Maid of Honor, Theresa – who came along for moral support!), were so sweet, and it was a pleasure taking photos of them.
Theresa made sure to get lots of behind the scene photos, my favorite being a dramatic video of Jessica running down a stairway in her bridal gown, it was a true Cinderella moment!
Jessica had loved the veil photos she had seen on my instagram page. So we made sure to fill her session with whimsical veil tosses.
She had a second dress with a gorgeous train, and the stairs at Kimberly Crest were perfect for these photos.
I hope you can tell what a wonderful time we had during their wedding portrait session. It was one of those days that photographers dream about, and I’ve been missing all my Disneyland Castle Sessions, so it was great to feel like I was photographing a fairytale again. Check out below for more beautiful Kimberly Crest Wedding Photos, and to see more of our wedding work, click here.